CBT is “Alive & Kicking”

The Charleston Ballet Theatre announces its 2009-2010 season of performances, which it’s calling “Alive & Kicking.” It includes:

The Decadent Divas on Oct. 2-4, 9-10

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
on Oct. 23-24, 30-31

The Nutcracker on Dec. 12-13

Motown Mania on Jan. 15-17, 29-30, 2010

Masterpieces of Dance on Feb. 13, 2010

Zorro March 27-28, 2010

CBT’s Children’s Series includes:

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
on Nov. 14-15, 21-22

The Cat in the Hat on Jan. 31, Feb. 6-7, 2010

Pinocchio on March 6-7, 13-14, 2010

There will also be an Oscar Gala 2010 on
Feb. 18. For more, call (843) 723-7334 or visit www.charlestonballet.org. —Emma Hart

Peanuts Comes Back

The Company Company re-mounts You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Boone Hall. Maida Libkin has directed the show for 10 years, and is part of this 90-minute production about the adventures of Charlie Brown and the gang. Join them for refreshments from Normandy Farm and Sweet Teeth. Tickets are $15. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on March 25-26 and April 1-2. Purchase tickets by calling (800) 838-3006 or order online at
www.thecompanycompany.com. —Anna Linesch

High Tea and
chamber music

For a third season, violinist Lee-Chin Siow, cellist Natalia Khoma, and pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky come together to create and direct College of Charleston’s Music Fest. The trio will show Holy City dwellers a thing or two from the past. To do that, on Sun. March 29 at 4 p.m., a concert and high tea will be held at Ashley Hall to showcase Tchaikovsky’s Trio and Paul Schoenfield’s Cafe Music. Rounding things out will be a reception with the artists. Admission is $35. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Student tickets are $10 with a valid student ID. Tickets may also be available at the door an hour beforehand. Call
(843) 953-0935 and visit www.charleston-musicfest.com. —Reina Gascon-Lopez

Jane Alexander
at 2009 Spoleto

This year Spoleto Festival USA’s annual gala will be hosted by Tony Award-winner Jane Alexander, the actress known for stage performances in The Great White Hope, The Sisters Rosensweig, and Find Your Way Home. On May 23, Alexander helps honor the career of Charles Wadsworth, Spoleto’s longtime artistic director for chamber music, who is retiring
this year. For more information, visit
www.spoletousa.org. —Emma Hart